Star Citizen followers react to server capacity, star system count news

    
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Another day, another Star Citizen drama.

German website Gamestar published an interview with Cloud Imperium Games this week, and between the paywall, Google translate, deliberate disinfo, and a quick game of confused telephone from other sites picking up the news, the actual stated information was lost and misconveyed.

The hubbub is over a server capacity-related quote from the interview that’s subsequently been accurately translated like so:

“There can only be a maximum of 24 players on each server currently (this will most likely also be the case in Alpha 3.0). […] The revision of the CryEngine in combination of a new server architecture in form of an intercommunicating server network (also known as Server-Meshes) instead of individually isolated servers should allow larger instances with thousands of players.”

Moreover, Roberts confirmed to Gamestar that Star Citizen will launch with 5 to 10 star systems, an apparent reduction in scope from original launch plans, though that’s raised debate over which version of the game is actually the launch. (Readers have helped clarify that the 3.0 alpha will launch with an unfinished system.) It’s also helped prompt overt Star Citizen detractors to promote an infographic with an accurate (though cherrypicked) timeline of release claims and missed content deadlines on /r/Games. It probably won’t surprise you — no MMO and few video games hit their marks, transparently or otherwise — but it’s worth consideration.

Source: Gamestar, Reddit, Reddit. Thanks, DK!
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Just Some official Word:

CIG: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/3/thread/could-we-please-get-an-official-cig-confirmation-a/350872

Hey guys! This is a case of things being lost in translation; Chris was asked a specific question about how many systems we expect to have online at the point that we’ve got most of the core mechanics completed and we would consider the gameplay experience suitable for a larger audience. There are no changes with regards to the planned amount of systems which are well documented on the current Star Map.

Also, it’s important to remember that the scope of the game has increased greatly since the original crowdfunding campaign. Since those early days we’ve created procedural planet tech, moved from 32 bit to 64 bit… all of it leading to billions of kilometers of space and millions of square kilometers of landmass to explore, all rendered in detail that matches the most detailed 1st person games that only have to worry about a few dozen kilometers of playable area.

This takes time to fill out, so while it will take us longer to fully deliver and populate every system at this fidelity rather than if we had only a handful of points of interest per star system, we have no intention of reducing the size of the Star Citizen universe.

That last part Right there.

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Joe Blobers

DS…some said translation may be not extremely accurate but still everybody captured already what Bree said a 8 days ago: “Star Citizen will launch with 5 to 10 star systems”

The precision of the full translation prove one thing: Quality versus quantity. CIG can populate a galaxy with current assets for stations and planets/moons surface. They have already more assets than ED… more of everything… except empty planets.

So finally you find a competence usefull to SC Community: copy/paste official forum announce :)

Note: I am an early ED backer with lifeteime free update. In no case I say ED is inferior to SC. ED like NMS, Hellion, ME, EVE are all alternatives vision of entertaining games experience in space. Most of them are receiving regular update that bring not only bug fix but contents.

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Lorgarn

The Star Citizen development seems to have been pretty backwards at times during its development. I can’t help to think of CSE’s approach with Camelot Unchained, which in a few ways seems to be the complete opposite of what CIG has done with Star Citizen. CSE for CU decided first what game they were going to build and what kind of engine they needed to run said game. “Does an engine exist that meets all of the critera for CU? No, so let’s build our own then.” (Whether or not that turns successful, time will tell, besides the point though)

However with CIG’s SC they very early on picked an engine that seemed to fit at the time. They blew the game out of proportion of its original design and concept so far out of the window that it can barely be considered the same game. Realize that the engine wasn’t up to it AT ALL, spend years trying to hack-fix it into playing game. Hire old developers of said engine to help build off of what they’ve hacked-fixed thus far and attempt to make something proper out of it.

Maybe such is the life of a continuous fund-raising where you have the ability to expand the project as time goes on.

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Kevin McCaughey

Burn baby burn! (the cash that is). This is a cert to burn out of money and crash. Every bit of evidence points toward it. The virtual (imaginary) ship sales are particularly cynical I believe.

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mysecretid

Brilliant, Schlag! Thank you! :-)

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agemyth 😩

Oh man, that’s a good one. Put it in the schlag meme of the year nominee collection if we get another one of those from MOP :)

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Shocking

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J

Anything that speaks on low server capacity really scares me. I’m not interested in another survival like game. If you are going to sell me on a sandbox game I need people in there to make it interesting. Lots of people.

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Joe Blobers

Do not be “scared” before final number are provided by CIG and reviewers (read web site with good reputation)… after game SC switch to Beta. Currently 16, soon 24 and target is 100 per instance. Expect a good year between new contents needing engine/performance tweaks and netcode/server fix/improvement.
And if 100 is reached and still not enough for you, well, may be this part of the game is not for you.

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Target is far more than 100. Last time I heard any talk of it, they wanted thousands per instance.

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Joe Blobers

I agree and thanks to mention it.
100 is an intermediate target that is probably more achievable in the next 1 or 2 years with game polishing and AWS know-how… but nobody will complain if CIG can have several hundred more :)

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Kevin McCaughey

Perhaps you think we should all donate again too? And maybe send them some gifts?

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GoJammit

I really wish this had stuck to space. I really wish planets had stayed far back in the post launch ETA. Personally, I could care less about planets in my space stuff. It just seems like so much work is being put into them. Maybe there is other news out about the multitude of space locations that I missed. I don’t follow as close as I used to.

By the way. Hi guys. Nice to see you. Miss chatting with you all.

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dsnart

I can get behind that For sure. I don’t MIND the Planet side work. I wish Maybe they just picked a FEW meaningful Planets to flesh out first for Launch. AND then as time went on we would get more and more planet opened out to us.

There’s alot of misinformation here in the comments. and a little lead on in the article. I would HIGHLY suggest Maybe Once I week Take the time to watch their ” AROUND THE VERSE ” segment(ATV) Here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsSpaceInd/videos

That way you can make your own Informed thoughts and such and no let someone else come in and cloud what could be Fact and what Could be falsehoods.

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GoJammit

That’s all I do watch. Occasionally I’ll watch the Hsppy Hour. I just don’t come here and engage in the back and forth like I used to. I don’t have that kind of time. Besides, it accomplished nothing.

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agemyth 😩

Asking people to watch 30min videos on the internet is a big ask. Asking people to watch a 30min video every week so that they can be “informed” on every minor detail in this game that is constantly moving goal posts most of us have not backed and don’t want to fund until we see something resembling a finished product is a huge ask.

Sorry for the over 24hr late reply on an almost 3 day old article :P

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Joe Blobers

As you said Agemyth, ATV’s are only intended to those interested. If you are not or choose to wait until release… then please feel to do so :)
Fact is that for many early or not so early backers, looking a Triple-A game being developed in front of them is entertaining or at least interesting.

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If people don’t want to watch these videos that’s their choice of course, nobody is forcing them to do it either, the videos are after all for those specially interested.
However for those that dont want to watch the 30 min video, there is a transcript of every video, that contains both a full transcript and a cliff notes versions(TLDR if you want.

But if someone chooses to not watch the video or read the transcripts, but then they should not come here and pretend they know better or complain about something they don’t understand either.

I seen enough people come around here and make unsubstantiated claims to know that far too many prefer to just read the headline, make up their own story in their heads and not try to understand, but when confronted with facts that contradicts those unsubstantiated claims they stubbornly cling to those claims.
Instead of accepting that they could be or are mistaken, they dig in, refuse to listen to anything they are told that contradicts them and even proceed to call the backers for fanatics and zealots base only on their own stubborn refusal to accept they could be mistaken.

In short, if people don’t want to educate themselves that’s their choice, but then they should not try to educate those that actually do know either, as it will only backfire.

Of course people are entitled to their opinion, and they are also welcome to voice their opinion, as long as its clear its their opinion and don’t do as some people do and try to present it as fact when it clearly is not and refuse to accept that others may have a different opinion.

When it comes to backing the game, that’s up to each individual to decide, and if they prefer to wait I for one will certainly respect that choice.

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GoJammit

I wish I could make this for myself. LOL Funny stuff

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Utakata

Here’s the real Schlag, Mr. Smart. Putting your meme attempts to shame. No whammies indeed! <3